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COVID-19 - Town Council Services

CoronaVirus-1A statement about the most recent measures taking effect 17 March 2020

 

 

On 17 March the Town Council issued a press release as follows:

Coronavirus – COVID-19 – Statement from the Town Council

The Town Council continues to closely follow and implement government advice about emergency measures and restrictions on a daily basis.  Following the announcements made by the Prime Minister at his press conference on 16, March 2020, Town Councillors met to discuss what further measures now need to be put in place to help protect the safety of our communities in Marlborough and Manton and have made a number of decisions. 

Town Council-run Public Buildings

In line with guidance on stopping non-essential contact with others, Town Councillors have agreed these measures:

To close the following buildings to the public with immediate effect:

Marlborough Town Hall

Marlborough Community & Youth Centre

Coopers Corner Community Room at George Lane Car Park

All hirers are being encouraged to roll forward bookings or, alternatively, accept refunds

            Town Council Offices at 5, High Street

All contact with the Council should now be by telephone or email: 01672 512487 - enquiries@marlborough-tc.gov.uk

Staff will continue to try to ensure the running of services, working from home where possible.

The Town Council owns the town’s public toilets in the George Lane Car Park and at the Town Hall and is currently liaising with its maintenance contractors about these facilities.

Town Council-led Events

The following Town Council-led events have been postponed:

Coach Friendly Status Event – 18 March

Annual Town Meeting – 23 March

Great British Spring Clean Events – 25 March, 2 April, 5 April and 7 April

Skatepark Lighting Consultation – 27 March

VE Day Commemorations – 7-8 May (commemorations may be reinstated alongside VJ Day later in the year)

Further postponements and cancellations may be announced later as guidance changes.

Public Open Spaces, Skatepark and Play Areas:

The Town Council will continue to maintain its public open spaces, skatepark and play areas, ensuring that regular health and safety checks are kept up, but all users must follow government advice about avoiding crowded places and keeping a safe distance from others.

Our Community Emergency Plan

We have had an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers to help protect the elderly, vulnerable and those alone in our communities.  Thank you to all those who have come forward, more proof of what we already knew - Marlborough has an enormously caring community  

We are currently mapping our volunteers’ locations and our Assistant Town Clerk, Clare Harris, will be working with a number of organisations to match help to those who need it most so this can all be put into place as quickly as possible. 

We will keep the communities in Marlborough and Manton informed via our website and social media as we know more.

In the meantime, keep up to date with all the latest information at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Open/download the press release here: pdfPR.COVID-19_.17.3.20.pdf165.82 KB

 

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